Kate and Walker had a traditional Catholic ceremony, including the celebration of the Eucharist, which is central to the Catholic faith. They lit the unity candle, which represents the couple's lives as separate individuals, and symbolizes the union of their two hearts and lives into one. Here are some of my favorite images from Katie and Walker's ceremony.
Katie and Walker took the traditional approach and waited until the ceremony to see each other on their wedding day. Prior the the ceremony I took the portraits that don't require both the bride and groom, including Katie with her bridesmaids and her family, as well as Walker with his groomsmen and his family. After the ceremony I took a few more portraits, starting with the officiant and the families at the alter. Then I took Katie and Walker outside to take some sweet photos of just the two of them. I also took a few quick wedding party photos once we got to the reception venue, The Piedmont Driving Club.
Katie and her bridesmaids started getting ready at her family's house. Once everyone's hair and makeup was done, and the bridesmaids were in their dresses, they took a limo over to the church to get Katie into her dress and ready to walk down the aisle. The bride's room at Holy Spirit Catholic Church is very special to Katie's family. The stained glass window in the photos below was given by Katie's parents as a gift to their parents (Katie's grandparents), and they had it placed in the bride's room in hopes that one day one of their daughters would get married in their church. And of course, it did!